What is XML?
The XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML was designed to have a simple, formal syntax that makes it easy to transmit and manipulate data over the Internet. The extensible feature of XML is that it does not fix the markup in documents: you can use only the syntax rules of XML to create markup tailored to a specific area. Each XML document can contain multiple objects that refer to one another. A document in XML can include comments, elements, declarations, and instructions for processing. All of these XML elements are structured using XML markup. XML files have the *.xml extension.
What is JSON?
How to convert XML to JSON?
To convert XML data strings to JSON follow these simple steps:
- Copy and paste the XML code into the left input box.
- Click the "Convert XML to JSON" button.
As a result, you will see the result of XML to JSON conversion in the right pane. You can also convert your JSON code to XML by using our JSON to XML converter.
XML to JSON converter main features
- Convert XML data to JSON format with just a one click.
- Upload XML files data from the local disk
- WSDL and SOAP xml data can we converted to JSON online
- Save your XML in your account for future use
- Share source XML and conversion JSON result online
- Fully online, works well on Windows, MAC, and Linux, in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers
- Fast and secure. All conversions are done in the browser without sending data to the server
- Beautify result JSON
XML to JSON converting rules
When performing XML to JSON conversion, the following rules will apply:
- XML element and attribute names must not contain any delimiter characters
- Mixed content elements are not supported on XML
- XML comments are not represented in a JSON document
- The XML processing instructions are not represented in the JSON document
- There is no conversion to JSON primitive types. All XML element/attribute values are converted to JSON strings.
What are the differences between XML and JSON?
Both JSON and XML are used to organize complex data in a structured and readable form for use in APIs and mobile/desktop applications. Both formats are widely used in client-server communications to transfer data over the Internet. The JSON format is a faster and easier way to exchange data, while the XML format is used with enterprise-grade applications that require increased reliability and security. For more information on the difference between XML and JSON, see the JSON vs XML.
Benefits of using XML
- XML tags can be defined by the user
- XML may contain metadata
- XML may include schema
- XML support comments
Benefits of using JSON
- JSON is compact. The average JSON string is about 2/3 the size of the same data in XML
- JSON is useful where fast and convenient data serialization is required